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Split-tunnel VPNs—friend or foe?

Virtual private networks (VPNs) provide security when remote workers access corporate networks, but they’re notoriously slow. Backhauling all traffic for all remote users through the corporate data center just isn’t practical when work from home really starts to scale. Fortunately, VPNs can be configured to operate in more than one way. Today, most organizations—regardless of size—use some combination of on-premises and public...

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How open networking can make supply chains more resilient

Supply chains are fragile things. They’re a web of suppliers and distributors, of storage and shipping facilities, and of resellers, all working at just the right speeds and with just the right margin of error to keep things flowing smoothly. But any fragile system is inevitably vulnerable to world events. With the increasing requirement to support remote work, a robust, adaptable network is a business necessity. But it can be a...

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Accelerating the data center with NVIDIA, Mellanox + Cumulus

Today’s modern datacenter and cloud architectures are horizontally scalable disaggregated distributed systems. Distributed systems have many individual components that work together independently creating a powerful cohesive solution. Just like how compute is the brains behind a datacenter’s distributed system, the network is the nervous system, responsible for ensuring communication gets to all the individual components. This blog...

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Kernel of Truth season 3 episode 8: Cumulus Linux in action at Cloudscale

Subscribe to Kernel of Truth on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Cast Box and Sticher! Click here for our previous episode. If you’ve listened to the podcast before you may have heard us reference our customers from time to time. In this episode we’re switching things up and instead of referencing a customer, you’re going to hear directly from one! Manuel Schweizer, CEO of Cloudscale, joins host Roopa Prabhu, Attilla de...

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Open source — the great equalizer.

Technology is a great equalizer and the open source movement has played a huge role in making this true and accelerating the process. Open source levels the playing field for many. Gone are the days where you had to get a job or invest to learn a technology. Open source and Linux opened up access and opportunities to learn and innovate. We live in an era where hardware and software architectures are powered by open source technologies....

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Cumulus Networks’ President and Chief Product Officer, Partho Mishra, on the NVIDIA-Cumulus acquisition.

With the acquisition of Cumulus Networks and Mellanox by NVIDIA, there have been a lot of questions regarding the strategic focus of the new networking business unit at NVIDIA and the future of the open networking approach that Cumulus Networks pioneered. The open networking journey continues Mellanox and Cumulus are absolutely committed to open networking and allowing our customers to pick best-of-breed solutions. Cumulus will...

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Cumulus content roundup: May 2020

May means more content! There was a very exciting announcement from us this month, and if you missed it don’t worry, you can read all about it below. In addition, we were keeping very busy with fresh podcast episodes, informative blog posts and much more. Ready to dive into all things open networking? Get comfortable and let’s dive in. From Cumulus Networks UCMP: Augmenting L3 only designs: So what makes a purely L3 design so...

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Open networking post Nvidia-Mellanox-Cumulus acquisition

Subscribe to Kernel of Truth on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Cast Box and Sticher! Click here for our previous episode. With the recent acquisition of Cumulus Networks by Nvidia, what does that mean for open networking? Kernel of Truth host Roopa Prabhu is joined by Partho Mishra and Amit Katz to discuss what does the acquisition mean for the future of accelerated data center and for open networking in the data center. This is...

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Cumulus content roundup: April 2020

April has come and gone but you know what hasn’t? New content and useful resources from us! If you missed out on it earlier, catch up with this month’s edition of the Cumulus Content Roundup. We’ve got all the details on recent announcements like our NetQ 3.0 product launch, new podcast episodes for you listen, and so much more. From Cumulus Networks Modernizing your network has never been easier with Cumulus NetQ Lifecycle...